TEXT 40
pītāṁśuke pṛthu-nitambini visphurantyā
kāñcyālibhir virutayā vana-mālayā ca
valgu-prakoṣṭha-valayaṁ vinatā-sutāṁse
vinyasta-hastam itareṇa dhunānam abjam
SYNONYMS
pīta-aṁśuke—covered with a yellow cloth; pṛthu-nitambini—on His large hips; visphurantyā—shining brightly; kāñcyā—with a girdle; alibhiḥ—by the bees; virutayā—humming; vana-mālayā—with a garland of fresh flowers; ca—and; valgu—lovely; prakoṣṭha—wrists; valayam—bracelets; vinatā-suta—of Garuḍa, the son of Vinatā; aṁse—on the shoulder; vinyasta—rested; hastam—one hand; itareṇa—with another hand; dhunānam—being twirled; abjam—a lotus flower.
TRANSLATION
He was adorned with a girdle that shone brightly on the yellow cloth covering His large hips, and He wore a garland of fresh flowers which was distinguished by humming bees. His lovely wrists were graced with bracelets, and He rested one of His hands on the shoulder of Garuḍa, His carrier, and twirled a lotus with another hand.
PURPORT
Here is a full description of the Personality of Godhead as personally experienced by the sages. The Lord’s personal body was covered with yellow robes, and His waist was thin. In Vaikuṇṭha, whenever there is a flower garland on the chest of the Personality of Godhead or any one of His associates, it is described that the humming bees are there. All these features were very beautiful and attractive for the devotees. One of the Lord’s hands rested on His carrier, Garuḍa, and in another hand He twirled a lotus flower. These are personal characteristics of the Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa.

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